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Visit Royal Navy Submarine Museum

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Take a deep dive into the fascinating world of submarines at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum.

Discover HMS Alliance, the only remaining Second World War era submarine. Explore the decks and narrow corridors, look through the original periscope and hear the stories of those who served onboard.

As well as HMS Alliance, you can explore the other submarines including Holland I and X24 as well as photographs, documents, ship plans and artefacts from another time.

Don’t forget to go to our Silent and Secret exhibition which follows the Royal Navy's at sea nuclear deterrent telling the story of those who served under water for months at a time. See objects that retell hidden conflicts and first-hand accounts from crew onboard.

Museum Open
Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 4.30pm

During school holidays we are open all week
Haslar Road, Gosport PO12 2AS
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What to see

Silent and Secret

Take a fascinating look into the personal accounts of those serving onboard Britain’s At-Sea Nuclear Deterrent Programme at the Silent and Secret Gallery.

Science and Submarines Gallery

Have you ever wondered how a submarine works? Well you can find out how these marvels of engineering work and the science behind them at our Science and Submarines Gallery.

x24

Uncover the remarkable stories of the X-class submarines which played a crucial part in the success several Second World War operations proving that size isn’t everything.

HMS Holland 1

Come and see the first ever submarine commissioned by the Royal Navy at the Royal Submarine Museum.

HMS Alliance

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a submarine? Now you can find out on HMS Alliance at the Royal Submarine Museum in Gosport.

Plan a visit

By car:

You can access our museum by car and if using a satnav device, please use the address: Haslar Road, Gosport PO12 2AS

Polite notice: Whilst the postcode is correct, satnavs may direct you to the centre of the naval base. Please follow tourism signs for the Submarine Museum once you've entered Gosport

Waterbus:

A Waterbus from the Historic Dockyard runs regularly to the museum. The Waterbus is unfortunately unable to accommodate wheelchairs, due to the unsuitability of the jetty and steps. A suitable wheelchair can be pre-arranged to meet the waterbus on arrival in Gosport. Please ask a member of staff for details or email GosportDutyManager@nmrn.org.uk to confirm availability.

Please note that your safety is our number one priority and the sea is subject to change. Due to this, the waterbus may not be running. In the unlikely event the waterbus stops running when visiting one of our Gosport sites from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, you will need to arrange alternative travel back. This can be on the Gosport Ferry, which is larger than the waterbus so can operate in rougher conditions, or arrange a taxi from a local company. The National Museum of the Royal Navy will not be able to reimburse you for alternative travel arrangements.

Walking:

You are able to walk between our two Gosport sites. Please note however that this is a 2 mile walk and will take roughly 40 minutes.

We welcome all visitors to the Dockyard and we have tried to make it as safe as possible. However, some of our attractions are historic buildings and ships, and we know that there can be challenges for some visitors.

For those who believe they will be limited in their visit or need extra support we do offer access restriction discounts, free carer tickets and on-site additional support.

  • The Royal Navy Submarine Museum has a buggy park is available for guests to use. Please note that your buggy and any items left in the buggy are left at your own discretion and we take no responsibility for anything lost or stolen.

  • Accessible toilets are available to guests at the museum

  • Free WiFi is available to our visitors. You will need to sign in and agree to terms and conditions.

Our locations continue to implement additional hygiene and safety measures including enhanced cleaning, sanitisation stations, one-way systems and social distancing markers.

The following safety measures will be implemented when visiting the Historic Dockyard attractions;

  • We strongly encourage face masks to be worn by all visitors aged 11 years or older, unless medically exempt, while visiting the Dockyard and its attractions
  • Visitors are encouraged to pre-booked online, however, walk-up visitors will be accommodated
  • We also strongly encourage visitors to continue to follow social distancing practices

Due to the potential impact of COVID sickness within our teams; NMRN may be required to adjust opening hours or close sites at short notice. Whilst all efforts will be made to avoid this and to contact ticket holders ahead of visits we do ask you to check our Facebook and Twitter accounts for details of closures. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

If you would like to get in touch or have a specific enquiry please email: enquiries@historicdockyard.co.uk

Find out more information on our dedicated school visits page.

Groups of 15 or more are welcome at the Submarine Museum.

Contact us to book your group visit today. Call - 023 9283 9766 (opt. 3) or Email groups@nmrn.org.uk

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School visits

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